Old  May 19th, 2008, 8:58am     #61
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OMG! Those little elfs! I HAD those when I was little growing up! I forgot about them until just now when I saw them. I don't know where my mom got them but they were on our bureau. Wow! Good finds!

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  Old  May 25th, 2008, 1:32pm     #62
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picked up a set of coca cola glasses from the local shop. went one day, and they only had 3 at 99 cents each, went back the next day & they had the missing one for the set at 49 cents, so got them all at 49 cents for a total of $2.21. I was quite happy.

Going to post some pics in this thread again shortly. With the move & all I have been a bit dated in doing so.

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  Old  May 25th, 2008, 1:46pm     #63
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Okay...

Yesterday's haul at the Salvation Army :

Almost new large paperback copy of "Snow falling on cedars" for 50Cents

A painting of a neighborhood in Paris for $2.50

A case (30 tubes) of the one and only face wash I use - Beyond Belief Splash off Cleanser- for $5.

There were a couple of other small items like a vintage boiled egg slicer etc but it is all still in the trunk of my car lol!!! It was raining and I just ran to the house lol.

I go thrift hunting at least once a month but the stores were much better in Sacramento then they are in Reno.

I found a brand new, small Louis Vuitton hand bag in the Sacramento Salvation Army about 4 years ago...for $2!

I sold it on Ebay for $140 plus $10 for shipping.

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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 12:21am     #64
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Okay...


I found a brand new, small Louis Vuitton hand bag in the Sacramento Salvation Army about 4 years ago...for $2!

I sold it on Ebay for $140 plus $10 for shipping.

NICE ONE!
i wouldn't be able to tell if it were fake or real. i see one every now & then in the glass cases.

i once ran into a woman begging for change on a street corner saying she was poor & hungry & she was carrying a Louis Vuitton bag in her hand! I was like, "excuse me? you have a Louis Vuitton bag in your hand!"

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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 12:25am     #65
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I got:

Mr. Sketch 11-pack (missing one) never used markers - $1.49!
A unused package of treasure troll wrapping paper - $0.49!
Unused Garfield, Iron Man & Double Dragon stickers from 80's - $0.99
Ego Stationary (12 envelopes & 40 pieces of paper) from 70's- $1.99.
4 Large Coke glases - $2.21
8 unused Coke glasses from the 1980 - $8.00
The heart chair - $14.99
unused calligraphy set - $2.99


& the books as previously posted & burton hankerchief as previously posted.






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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 12:27am     #66
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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 12:32am     #67
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I'm going back home this weekend, we're planning on going to some garage sales.. me & my friends. Hope to find something exciting!

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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 7:22am     #68
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crackercrumb-great finds! I love the heart chair, I've never seen anything like it, awesome. *I forgot to say, we had those coke glasses, with ones with the round bases, when I was growing up, love them *

I bought flatware from the Salvation Army the other day. I went in to get some forks, mine always seem to go missing, I think they accidentally get thrown away.

Anyway, I got some stainless Oneida, 6 dinner forks, 6 salad, 6 knives with a serving/butter knife all in the same pretty pattern and they have a nice weight/feel to them. I should've picked up the spoons, too. Maybe they will still be there next time I go. I also got a slotted serving spoon and fork but not the same pattern, all for under $7.00.

I'm still happy about it and it's been a week since I bought them.
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  Old  May 28th, 2008, 7:40pm     #69
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Wow some great finds. I to am a big thrift store/garage sale shopper. They are from the 1930's found 1 online with same signature, a different design but no earrings and it sold for $175.00 so am thrilled.




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I'm going back home this weekend, we're planning on going to some garage sales.. me & my friends. Hope to find something exciting!
Good luck! Keep us posted if you find anything. This thread is fun! I've been yardsaling (its my new made up word) the last 2 weeks. Its my new thing to do on Fridays...I get up real early, shower, put on makeup and walk out the door by 8am, grab a Mocha Joe at Burger King and hit up the sales. Its so much fun, and I can't wait to do it again this Friday.

(2 Fridays ago I got a cute toy for $2 for my nephew. Last Friday I got about 40 childrens books for a total of $2! A preschool/daycare inside of a church was going out of business and they had tons of books...they charged $1 per container of books so my sister and I filled up a few containers...and they held a lot of books, lol.)

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How were the garage sales OKgirl?

I went to a ton today, but didn't find anything good besides a shot glass (it was a cool one, easy to measure one). They were by my house in the gay village. Lots of porn, pride stuff & drag outfits. The one thing I notcied was they all knew the price of stuff, anything you could have picked up on eBay was priced for as much as it would sell on eBay. Not much stationary either, which is what I look for the most. Afterwards I stopped at two thrift shops in the area, those were a bust as well (they aren't very good shops to begin with, though).

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Wow some great finds. I to am a big thrift store/garage sale shopper. They are from the 1930's found 1 online with same signature, a different design but no earrings and it sold for $175.00 so am thrilled.




AWESOME!

Love when you pick something up & can sell it online for much more. Doesn't happen to me often though. My best ever one is when I picked up a rare CD for the band "Kittie" for $9.99 CDN & sold it on eBay back in the day when the USD was worth $1.60 CDN. Sold for $152 USD. Quite exciting, especially because I was only 18.

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Yesterday I got a few things..books for 25 cents, 6 second Abs machine for 50 cents (but I have no clue how to use it, lol), a soccer ball pinata for my nephews birthday party (25 or 50 cents I forget) and a few more items, but nothing too exciting.

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scored a decent size piece of luggage brand new (only one handle I wouldn't use anyway was broken, but can be fixed)

for $3.50

the similar ones i've priced in department stores are $100!

and I'm keeping it! needed a new travel bag. that was way cool.

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OMG! Those little elfs! I HAD those when I was little growing up! I forgot about them until just now when I saw them. I don't know where my mom got them but they were on our bureau. Wow! Good finds!
Cute these were originally sold by Home Interiors . I have a set of them too..
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